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AMPIYACU EXPEDITION

 

 

DESTINATION: Ampiyacu-Apayacu RCA

LOCATION: Amazon Rainforest - Loreto Region

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE CITY/COUNTRY: Iquitos - Perú

ETHNIC GROUP CLASSIFIED ASSporadic Contacted

ACCOMMODATION: Tactical Tents/Primitive Shelters

MAIN OBJECTIVE: Tribal Customs & Traditions Sharing

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Amazon Jungle Exploration

 

BEST TRAVEL MONTHS: November - June

ADVANCE BOOKING: 2 Required Months

LAST MINUTE BOOKING: Depending on Availability

50% PAYMENT: Required To Secure Seats

PAYMENT METHODS: All Major Credit Cards

50% REMAINING PAYMENT: Pay On Arrival

DEPARTURE DAYS: Mondays - Fridays

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The Boras people are an indigenous tribe of the Peruvian, Colombian and Brazilian Amazon, located between the Putumayo and Napo rivers. The Bora speak a Huitoto language and comprise approximately 2,000 people. In the last forty years, they have become a largely settled people living mostly in permanent forest settlements. In the animist Bora worldview, there is no distinction between the physical and spiritual worlds and spirits are present throughout the world. Bora families practice exogamy. The Bora has an elaborate knowledge of the plant life of the surrounding rainforest. Like other indigenous peoples of the Peruvian Amazon, such as the Urarina plants, especially trees, hold a complex and important interest for the Bora.
 

The Bora have guarded their lands against both indigenous foes and outsider colonials. Around the time of the 20th century, the rubber boom had a devastating impact on the Boras. A book which recorded the mistreatment of the Bora during that time period is "The Putumayo; The Devil's Paradise" which was published in 1912 and written by W.E. Hardenburg. The tribe's ancestral lands are currently threatened by illegal logging practices. The Bora has no indigenous reserves.

The Huitoto people were once composed of 100 villages or 31 tribes, but disease and conflict have reduced their numbers. At the early 20th century, Huitoto population was 50,000. The rubber boom in the mid-20th century brought diseases and displacement to the Huitotos, causing their numbers to plummet to 7,000–10,000.Since the 1990s, cattle ranchers have invaded Witoto lands, depleted the soil, and polluted the waterways. In response to the incursions, some governments established several reservations for Huitotos, one almost remote one is located at the Ampiyacu not to far from the Bora Indigenous tribe. Huitoto peoples practice swidden or slash-and-burn agriculture. To prevent depleting the land, they relocate their fields every few yields. Major crops include cacao, coca, maize, bitter and sweet manioc, bananas, mangoes, palms, peanuts, pineapples, plantains, sugar cane, sweet potatoes, tobacco, and yams. Ethnobotanists have studied Hitoto agriculture due to its efficiency and sustainability. Huitoto men hunt with blowguns and shotguns.

 

VERY IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • BOOKING IN ADVANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (for collection of personal information, government permissions to protected areas, logistical arrangements, exploration team assignments, English Speaking Guides availability, etc.).

  • We recommend travelers to be in Iquitos at least one day before the commencement of this expedition and minimum one full day after the end. The best and most reliable method of transportation to reach our destination during this expedition will be by domestic boat going and returning.

  • We Highly recommend packing a light rucksack of 10 kilos maximum for this expedition.

  • Travelers will be provided with an additional 5 kilos of gear approx. (tactical tents, blankets, rubber boots, rain ponchos, machetes, and personal eating utensils).

  • Travelers are required to bring their own personal rucksack, personal hydration bladder, and personal inflatable sleeping mat for this expedition.

  • All activities are subject to change due to weather conditions at any time of the year. Main Rivers and tributary levels may vary and thus navigation times and excursions may need to be modified at the guide’s discretion, this will not alter our motivation to make this trip the best as possible. 

  • VISIT OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE TO HELP YOU PREPARE BEFORE YOUR EXPEDITION.

WHAT IS INCLUDED: Airport Transportation | Fluvial Transportation | Government Permits to Tribal Territory | Economic Support to Villages | All Meals During Expedition | Purified Water | Survival Lead Guide | Survival Assistant Guides | Emergency First Aid Kit With Anti-Ophidic Serum | Exploratory Gear (Tactical Tents, Blankets, Rubber Boots, Rain Ponchos, Machetes, and Personal Eating Utensils).

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to and from Iquitos | Personal Travel Insurance Hotel in Iquitos.

 

 

 

EXPEDITION DETAILS: There are jungle areas within this region, of which AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS reserves the right to publicly expose its entry and exit points. This is mainly due to the respect built between our team and the indigenous communities in the territories we explore, who only consent to transit through their jungle, to Registered and Authorized Operators with prior coordination. This implies, National, Regional and Communal permits.

 

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